A request to change the department's name to the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board just as this catalog went to press. All references to the department in this catalog remain in the former name, Department of Business Computer Information Systems.
Business Administration Building, 336
P.O. Box 305249
Denton, TX 76203-5249
Fax: (940) 565-4935
Web site: bcis.unt.edu
Professors Guynes, CDP; Kappelman; Pavur; Pohl; Prybutok; Richards, CQE; J.W. Spence; Vanecek, CDP, CISA, PE, Texas; Vedder; Windsor, CSP. Associate Professors Becker; Jayakumar; Jones; Koh; Kvanli, CQE; Peak; Spalding. Assistant Professors Cline; Evangelopoulous; Getty; Golladay, CDP; Kulkarni, Ryan. Visiting Assistant Professor Jensen. Lecturers Capan; Dake; M.J. Spence.
The Department of Business Computer Information Systems educates business computer information systems designers and systems analysts for careers in industry and government. Two strong undergraduate programs are available for students who intend to pursue careers in the growing business computing field.
The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:
General requirements for the BBA are listed in the " General University Requirements" and the " University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog and under "Bachelor of Business Administration" in the College of Business Administration section.
The professional field in decision sciences requires 18 hours of the following courses.
MGMT 4660 (or MKTG 4280 or FINA 4500, if approved in advance by the departmental undergraduate coordinator). The remaining hours are selected from 3000- or 4000-level business courses. The following are suggested elective sequences:
BCIS 4800 cannot be used as a supporting course. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved in writing in advance by the departmental undergraduate coordinator.
A candidate for the degree must complete 33 hours of business administration courses in residence, of which 15 hours must be in the professional field of study. Students are encouraged to use free electives to meet professional goals.
Students interested in the theoretical and mathematical science of computing should see the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
1. It is recommended that students selecting decision sciences as a professional field for the BBA degree meet at least one of the following standards:
a. be in the top 25 percent of their high school graduating class; or
b. attain a minimum score of 920 recentered on the SAT I or 20 on the ACT.
2. It is required that students entering the decision sciences professional field for the BBA degree have a GPA of at least 2.7 in all courses completed at UNT. First semester transfer students must have a transfer GPA of at least 2.7 in order to take professional field courses.
3. A grade of C or above must be earned in each professional field or supporting field course completed in residence or transferred to UNT.
4. Academic requirements for graduation with a professional field in decision sciences include:
a. a minimum 2.7 GPA in all hours attempted in the professional field and supporting courses, with minimum grades of C required in each professional and supporting field course;
b. a minimum 2.7 GPA in all courses completed at UNT;
c. a minimum 2.7 GPA in all work attempted, including transfer, correspondence, extension and residence work; and
d. a grade of C or above in each BCIS/MSCI course taken in the professional field, supporting decision sciences courses or career track.
The faculty of the Department of Business Computer Information Systems believes that there is a need in industry and government for systems analysts who have a thorough understanding of both a functional area of business and computer-based information systems. This degree offers an opportunity for an in-depth study in one of six career tracks.
The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in business computer information systems.
1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 127 semesters hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the " General University Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog and the college of Business Administration requirements.
2. Business Foundation Requirements: See " Business Foundation Requirements" in this section of the catalog.
3. Professional Program Requirements: See "Professional Program," below.
4. Minor: See the individual degree plan.
5. Electives: See individual degree plan.
6. Other Requirements:
a. It is required that students entering the business computer information systems major for the BS degree have a grade point average of at least 2.7 in all courses completed at UNT. First semester transfer students must have a transfer grade point average of 2.7 in order to take professional program courses.
b. A grade of C or above must be earned in each professional program course completed in residence or transferred to UNT.
c. Academic requirements for graduation with a major in business computer information systems for the BS degree:
The following courses are required for the professional program Bachelor of Science with a major in business computer information systems:
The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Science with majors in information technologies and decision technologies, and the Doctor of Philosophy with majors in business computer information systems and operations management science. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.
All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.
The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.
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